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Journey Westward: Joyce, Dubliners and the Literary Revival

Frank Shovlin

Abstract

This book suggests that James Joyce, like Yeats and his fellow Revivalists, was attracted to the west of Ireland as a place of authenticity and freedom, and shows how his acute historical sensibility is reflected in Dubliners, posing new questions about one of the most enduring collections of short stories ever written. The answers provided are a fusion of history and literary criticism, using close readings that balance techniques of realism and symbolism. The result is a study that shines light on Dubliners and Joyce's later masterpieces.

Keywords: Yeats, Revivalists, west Ireland, historical sensibility, short stories, literary criticism, realism, symbolism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9781846318238
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846317705

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Frank Shovlin, author